The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have agreed on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) over a year in advance of the current contract’s expiration. The new CBA runs from the 2017-18 through the 2019-2020 seasons. Base musician compensation will increase 9.3 percent, from $70,000 in the 2016-17 season to $76,500 in the 2019-20 season. The size of the orchestra will increase from 74 to 76 members.

The new agreement also includes an increase in medical cost sharing by the musicians, due to the rising cost of insurance. In addition, the contract addresses scheduling issues to provide greater work relief for musicians. There will be no changes to retirement benefits or the number of work weeks.

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